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For several years now, Bungie has declared war on sites selling cheats for Destiny 2. The company took this problem to the authorities and finally got what they were looking for. So the defendants will have to pay millions of dollars in damages.
The business for the owners of sites such as Veterancheats, LaviCheats and Elite Boss Tech is over, as they decided to accept their guilt in order to avoid a larger legal conflict. As a result, they will have to pay $13.5 million to Bungie for copyright infringement and other crimes.
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Bungie triumphs in its battle against Destiny 2 hackers
Like other popular online games, Destiny 2 suffers from the infamous cheater problem. This is partly due to various people distributing or selling software to modify the game and win windows. Obviously, this is against Bungie policy.
So the company decided to take matters into their own hands and stop several sites that did business for years selling cheats for the sequel. The defendants will pay $13.5 million dollars to the company, since they were sanctioned with $2,000 USD for each of the 6,765 downloads of their software.
Bungie filed a complaint as part of its battle against cheaters, since the existence of these types of tools requires investing large sums of money and a lot of time to counteract their harmful effects.
So he charged the owners of those sites with copyright infringement, fraud, extortion, money laundering and other serious crimes. Those indicated preferred not to go to trial and reached the millionaire agreement that will benefit the developer who will soon join PlayStation. So the defendants admitted that they created the cheats with the goal of circumventing all the measures that Bungie has in place to protect Destiny 2 and its entire community.
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